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A woman over 40 holding an umbrella on a rainy day to avoid frizzy hair, pollution and more damage caused by rain on hair.
Here’s What Getting Caught in the Rain Does to Your Hair

We've all been caught in a downpour with no raincoat or umbrella to protect our makeup and hair. We finally arrive at work or an event and we look like we showered with our clothes on! Let’s be honest, even a light misting of rain can set back our look by undoing all the hard work we put into styling it.


Aside from being super inconvenient—not to mention frustrating—we also have to wonder, what does rainwater actually do to our hair? After all, rainwater isn't filtered and treated the same way as our tap water, so there's potential for it to have unknown pollutants, especially in locations with more air pollution. But beyond being exposed to pollutants in rainwater, what else can rainwater do to our hair, especially aging hair?


Read on to learn more about the effects rainwater can have on your hair and how to rain-proof and refresh your style when you're caught in the rain!

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In "Why Going to Bed with Wet Hair Is a Bad Idea", BNY features a mature woman with medium gray hair drying her hair with a white towel while she smiles.
Why Is It Bad to Sleep with Wet Hair?

We know how tempting it can be to take a quick shower before bed and dive between the sheets. Giving your hair time to dry or even pulling out the blow-dryer is labor intensive, and for night showerers, this sometimes just feels like too much work. Thus, going to bed with wet hair.

There are some issues with sleeping with wet hair, though, that you should be aware of before you continue on with this habit. While there are some myths surrounding sleeping with wet hair, some red flags you’ve heard are actually true. (Spoiler alert: Thin wet hair is fragile!) Here’s what you need to know about having wet hair at bedtime.

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Better Not Younger understands and explains the hair benefits of activated charcoal, especially for women experiencing the side effects of menopause.
What Are the Purifying Benefits of Activated Charcoal for My Hair?

Scalp issues are often caused by problem buildup that can clog the hair follicle. Activated charcoal is an ingredient that can clean and absorb that buildup and relieve the flakiness, irritation and itchiness that come with it. 

Activated Charcoal’s unique attributes can remove buildup without the harsh ingredients found in many cleansing products. When you discover more of the purifying benefits of activated charcoal for your hair, we’re confident you’ll want to add it to your scalp care routine.

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Regular shampoo may not be enough to maintain a well-balanced and healthy scalp. Exfoliate using a scalp cleanser one to two times per week for a deeper detox.
How Often Should I Use a Scalp Cleanser?

As the location where your skin and hair unite, your scalp is unique. Many women overlook this part of their bodies, but regular exfoliation is mandatory to achieve healthy, lustrous hair.

Shampooing cleans your scalp to a point; however, a more intensive detox done regularly will help you fortify your hair follicles and bolster your scalp's health by eliminating:

  • Excess oils
  • Product buildup
  • Dead skin cells
  • Dirt and debris

How often you use a scalp cleanser will depend on several factors (i.e., hair type and condition), but you should generally do it every seven to 10 shampoos. 

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